Ties

I discovered ties as fabric while living on a sailboat. Not a lot of room to work or store fabrics, so I worked small. Ties are difficult to work with; the fabric is flimsy and bias-cut, not to mention slippery-slidey. I often paired them with silk dupioni, a difficult fabric in its own right, being tremendously ravelly. But I thought the effort required to tame both worthwhile. Double-shot silk dupioni is particularly rewarding in the final result, with its change of color as the viewer moves position and the light shifts. If interested in purchasing a piece, please contact McKenna.


A Cowboy Goes To Sea, 27"x20" (NFS)

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This one was created with my husband in mind, a former cowboy who traded in his boots and hat for a sailboat. If you look closely at the details below, you'll see palms, cowboy hats, sailboats, waves, and a single boot in the quilting.

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Walter Gets His M.B.A., 33"x20" (wood frame)

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Orbs, 20"x20"

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Theodore, 37"x19"

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Everything's Coming Up Ties, 15"x21"

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Herbert, 27"x18" (irregularly shaped)

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Jackstands, 17"x25" (sold) (this block is derived from a photo I took, of boats on jackstands in Indiantown, FL)

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Green With Envy, 26"x10"

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National Champs!, 17"x12" (sold)

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It's All In Your Perspective, 35"x9", Vintage ties, silks, ribbon, beads, bullets (sold)

Perspective7x2 copy                PerspectiveCU5x4 copy   (detail, lower left)


Smoke Over the Pampas, 22"x14.5" (sold)

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